Said Wheeljack to the Seekers, "Mind if i cut in?"
Autobots being evil and Decepticons being good is kind of what "Shattered Glass" is all about. This thing where everyone is somehow the opposite of normal, but the Autobots are still good and the Decepticons are still evil, this is more like "Shattered Plastic"--which is what i propose calling it.
i'd like to take a shot at this, if that's not a problem, even though i don't have a regular character to "Shatter". Nobody's playing a character named Megaplex, are they? (Hopefully this time i'll be around long enough and often enough to contribute meaningfully to the game, but if i'm not, at least this is a short-term filler RP, right? And if i do manage to keep up with this, maybe i'll be able to join the real game, too, when it starts back up again, although i might switch to a different character. How are things going with hammering out the new rules and scenarios, by the way?)
HEROIC AUTOBOT MEGAPLEX
"Peace through the vigilance of all sentient beings!"
?----Rank (i'll adjust it to suit the needs of the RP)
When his duties as an Autobot don't require otherwise, Megaplex is a volunteer firefighter. While bearing a strong resemblance to G1 Megatron, he has a hydro cannon instead of a fusion cannon, spraying water instead of destructive energy... although Megaplex can pressurize his spray to such intensities that the stream can cut through many Transformers' armor.
Where G1 Megatron's fusion cannon can remotely tap into the power of a black hole, Megaplex's hydro cannon is actually a variation of space bridge technology. The location of the hydro cannon's transwarp intake varies. For instance, when Megaplex is on Earth, the intake draws water from the Pacific Ocean, whereas when he's on Cybertron or one of its moons, the intake collects acid rain from Cybertron's atmosphere.
((On the subject of water-based weapons, compare with the canonical Color Changers, Aquaspeeders, and Stormtroopers.))
Megaplex is shaped like Masterpiece Megatron
, except that in gun mode, he has the silencer and stock Megatron is usually shown to have
, and these do not detach or disappear into subspace when he transforms into robot mode; rather, the silencer collapses a fair amount, like a telescope, while the stock splits into left and right halves (attached to his left and right legs, respectively), each of which folds into additional leg armor.
In robot mode, he is colored like the toy of G1 Metroplex
's "Targetmaster partner" Six-Gun
; in gun mode, his colors are what you would get if you actually retooled and redecoed a Masterpiece Megatron the way i've described. (In particular note that this means an asymmetrical deco in gun mode: the left side of the gun has a section of white which becomes Megaplex's chest, while the same section of the right side of the gun is maroon since it becomes Megaplex's back. The scope is black, as is the rearmost part of the gun above the handgrip. Unless i've forgotten/misunderstood anything about the way the toy transforms, i think the rest of the gun--the barrel, silencer, trigger, handgrip, and stock--should be maroon.)
Unlike Megatron, when Megaplex transforms from weapon mode to robot mode, he shrinks
--to a height of 9.525 centimeters (3.75 inches) tall (roughly the same size as G1 Action Master Megatron).
When transforming from robot mode to weapon mode, he can choose one of two sizes: one suitable for an average adult Human hand, and one suitable for the hand of someone like G1 cartoon Skyfire--which makes Megaplex a bit unwieldy for most Transformers, but not unmanageably so. However, he can not change size without transforming; to switch from the size of a Human's weapon to the size of a Transformer's (or vice versa), he must transform to robot mode first.
i'll try to adapt Megaplex's personality to the needs of the RP, but i suspect that, since Megatron is a leader, Megaplex is more of a follower. His small size would probably make him good as a spy; his hydro cannon would probably make him a viable warrior, although his small robot mode and immobile-without-assistance alternate mode probably hurt his hand-to-hand combat skills.